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The Best Things to Do in Playa del Carmen

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Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Theme Park
Xcaret , Playa del Carmen
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Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret, where ecologically oriented activities cater to visitors of all ages. The theme park gets its nam
Tours from $138
Zipline , Playa del Carmen
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Tours from $56
Scuba & Snorkeling , Playa del Carmen
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Release your inner explorer and discover the marine world, ancient history, and adventure parks of Riviera Maya on a guided snorkeling or scu
Tours from $34
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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Join us for the Luxury Sailing Adventure to Isla Mujeres onboard a state of the art sailing catamaran. You'll explore some of the most beautiful locations along Cancun’s stunning Caribbean coastline where you will go snorkeling in its warm crystalline waters. Taste a delicious gourmet lunch onboard before visiting the charming island of Isla Mujeres. Explore the island at your leisure to stroll around, taste the local food, go shopping, or recline on the smooth, sandy shores. Back on the catamaran relax in the tropical sun and enjoy the  open bar as you sail across the blue Caribbean waters under the power of the wind.
Book on Viator from $129
Landmark
Quinta Avenida , Playa del Carmen
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Walk along Quinta Avenida for a chance to browse hundreds of restaurants, bars, and shops. The town's main thoroughfare, this pedestrianized
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Golf Course
Playacar Golf Club , Playa del Carmen
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Tee off at Playacar Golf Club, a challenging and professional par-72 golf course. Designed by esteemed golf course architect Robert von Hagge

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Playa del Carmen

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Theme Parks · Zipline · Landmarks
From lounging on palm-flanked beaches to snorkeling over colorful coral reefs, sun and water enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do in Playa Del Carmen. Adventurous souls can fly over tropical landscapes on ziplines, swim with sharks, or head over to Xcaret Eco Theme Park, an ecology-oriented complex filled with sea turtles, dolphins, and other animals. Visitors should also check out the relics of the ancient Mayas spread across Riviera Maya--consider starting your journey through the region's history at nearby Tulum.

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Where to stay in Playa del Carmen

Look no farther than the shorefront if you're after a luxury hotel or resort with a swimming pool--some of the largest and most lavish options lie a few minutes from the town center, offering spacious settings and impeccable views over the water. The town center--especially the main street, Quinta Avenida--brims with smaller and more budget-friendly accommodations, a bit farther from the beach but just a stone's throw from a wide range of eateries and night spots.
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